Cleveland International Film Festival } March 22 – April 1, 2023 } Playhouse Square

CRUSOE

Year: 1988
Country: United States
Run Time: 91 minutes

CRUSOE

As the title character, Aidan Quinn is an ambitious slave trader who gambles with the late autumn weather to make one last trip to the west coast of Africa for cheap slaves. Stormy seas wreck his ship on an uninhabited island, though. Quinn's portrayal of a man coming to terms with loneliness and self-sufficiency is fascinating in its detail, but nothing surpasses the irony of Crusoe's ultimate meeting with a native warrior. This intelligent rendition of Defoe's classic, with the camera roving the desert island to marvelous effect, is a powerful but wonderfully understated critique of racism. -London Film Festival.

Screenplay
Walon Green

Producer
Andrew Braunsberg

Cinematography
Tom Pinter

Editing
Humphrey Dixon

Principal Cast
Aidan Quinn, Elvis Payne, Richard Sharp, Colin Bruce, William Hootkins

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